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soldiers are dead after two army choppers crash during a training exercise. >>> jerry sandusky facing his accusers today. the men set to describe painful memories of how the ex penn state coach allegedly abused them when they were children. >>> and finders keepers. commenting on a drone that literally fell into iran's hands. on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- >>> and good morning to you. it is tuesday, december 13th. i feel like it's a homecoming. >> a long time since the three of us have been together. >> good to see you. >> as usual a busy, busy news morning. breaking news now. four soldiers are dead after two army choppers went down during a training exercise. it happened a joint base lewis-mcchord in washington state. crash investigators are trying to find out what went wrong right now. pliv on the pholive on the phon crash site. what do we know? >> i'm watching the lights of the recovery teams that have been looking throughout the night to go in the grim task of recovering those bodies of the four aviators that lost their lives. still don't know what we
after getting all the intelligence they can out of it. >>> jerry sandusky faces his accusers in court today. they'll describe abuse suffered years ate at the hands of the former penn state coach. the judge will decide whether there's enough evidence to try sandusky on more than 50 charges of molestation of little boys. outside the courthouse in pennsylvania, susan, how many victims do we expect in court today to take the stand? >> reporter: you know, carol, it's impossible to say at this time. we know that there are ten victims referred to in that grand jury report and the prosecutors are aware of at least eight of them. look, counting up the numbers, there could be perhaps three to five victims who are able to take the stand today. alleged victims, to tell their story, and this is going to be fascinating, because for the first time we will hear likely in excruciating detail exactly what they say happened to them, and as you indicated, they'll have to do this facing jerry sandusky for the very first time, but it's not necessary for the prosecutors necessarily to put all of the alleged
's interview. >>> jerry sandusky could be let out of jail again today. he was arrested yesterday on sexual assault charges involving two new accusers. one who says his cries for help were ignored. jason carroll is live in pennsylvania for us this morning. good morning, jason. >> reporter: good morning to you. jerry sandusky denies the new allegations just as he's denied the previous ones. he now faces a total of 52 charges related to sexually abusing young boys. for the second time in two months, jerry sandusky, former assistant football coach at penn state, was hauled away in handcuffs facing charges of child sex abuse. a new grand jury finding two more alleged victims, identified as number nine and ten, claims sandusky abused them as children. both say they met sandusky through his second mile foundation. they claim he took an interest in them and inviting them to his home for meals and on outings and gradually engaged in sex acts with them. number nine was between 11 and 12 years old when he first met sandusky in 2004. he testified that over three years he often visited sandusky's home
. now his past used by conservative critics. >>> more disturbing allegations against jerry sandusky. another man saying he abused him and gave him alcohol as a boy. >>> i have been excused of being a tramt traitor to both sides. >>> a woman goes from wall street protester to wall street professional on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- >>> all right. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, december 7th. ali is off today. i'm christine romans along with carol costello on this "american morning." welcome, everyone. >> welcome and good morning. up first this morning, newt gingrich threatening to run away with the republican race. his bid for the gop nomination going gang busters. it's beginning to look like a gingrich juggernaut. look at the latest gallup poll. among republican voters nationwide, 37% now say gingrich is their choice. he leads mitt romney by a whopping 15 points. cnn's deputy political director paul steinhauser joins us live from washington this morning. who could have predicted this? >> boy, one crazy ride. we've seen candidates go up and d
scandal. jerry sandusky in and out of court in minutes waiving a preliminary hearing and keeping accusers from taking the stand. afterwards we heard a few hints about his defense strategy. joining us now is jerry sandusky's attorney joe amendola. thank you for joining us this morning. >> good morning, carol. thank you. >> i think a lot of people are still confused about why you decided to waive the preliminary hearing. so tell us why. >> the answer is simple. monday night the attorney for the commonwealth contacted me to discuss details about the preliminary hearing. during those conversations i had with him, he indicated he would ask the judge following the preliminary hearing to increase bail. i've always been concerned that jerry might wind up in jail pending his trial, which would really impede our efforts to adequately and properly prepare his defense. it's very difficult to work with a defendant when he's incarcerated. so we began discussions about making concessions. us waiving the preliminary hearing in return from the commonwealth saying to us, guaranteeing, they would not seek i
boy stick his head out of the shower and later jerry sandusky left with a towel on. mcqueary told the grand jury he actually witnessed rasandusky raping a young boy. >> a preliminary hearing expected to begin in the morning. cnn's susan candiotti spoke with the attorney of one of the victims and has a preview of what we can expect in the courtroom. >> ali and christine, good morning. at the preliminary hearing on tuesday we'll get a sneak peek at the prosecutor's case against jerry sandusky. wearing his court-ordered ankle bracelet, jerry sandusky will leave his home tuesday to face his accuser for the first time. a potentially explosive moment in this courtroom, when his alleged victims take the stand outlining dramatic charges ever rape and molestation. >> what do you think the atmosphere will be like in the courtroom? >> i think it will be electric. >> reporter: sandusky is charged with performing oral sex on the teenager known as alleged victim number one more than 20 times in 2007 and 2008. the boy's attorney says the teen is ready to testify. >> how is your client trying to
suspected child abuse in the jerry sandusky case. susan candiotti live in harrisburg, pennsylvania this morning. so what can we expect in court today, susan? >> reporter: well, it's going to be a very important day for the state, because the state is expected to put on mike mcqueary as a key witness to try to prove these charges of perjury and failure to report a case of alleged child abuse against these two penn state officials. it's a very important part of this case, because the state is going to issue more or less a mini preview of what's to come. they have to prove to a judge there is enough evidence that a crime was committed through the testimony of mike mcqueary and some others. >> so, susan, how are they going to prove that? >> reporter: well, of course, his testimony will be very important, and we're going it hear from him, if he indeed takes the stand, for the first time some details other than a broad overview of what he told the grand jury. we are expected to hear what mike mcqueary said that he saw back in 2002 in a locker room at penn state when he testified that he
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on to say, i continue to believe in jerry's innocence and all the good things he has done. in all sandusky faced more than 50 charges related to sexual abuse of boys but is out of jail again. under the terms of his release, sandusky is on house arrest, wear an electronic ankle bracelet and not allowed to have any contact with alleged victims or witnesses. some attorneys early on had said they were surprised given the grand jury presentment originally that he wasn't already on house arrest before these additional ten charge, but now he is. >> now he is. it's 13 minutes past the hour. >>> what's all new this morning, for the big tax hike looming for millions of american families in 2012, the senate voted down democratic and republican to extend the tax break into next year and is setting up a showdown between president obama and congress. the president saying he won't go on holiday break and neither will congress if this is not settled. >>> keeping an eye on an occupied camp in boston. a midnight deadline came and went for wall street protesters to clear out. police have not moved in yet. li
in pittsburgh in 2002. >>> and jerry sandusky may soon face his accusers. all eight alleged victims of the former penn state football coach will reportedly testify again him in open court, according to abc news. the preliminary hearing is set to begin next tuesday. sandusky, as you know, is accused of molesting the boys over an eight-year period. the victims were part of sandusky's organization the second mile. >>> meantime two men are suing the boston red sox alleging they were abused by former clubhouse manager donald mitts patrick who died in 2005. one of the alleged victims claims he was assaulted insided the clubhouse at fenway park when he worked there as a teenager in the early 1990s. the two are suing for $5 million. the team paid a $3.5 million settlement back in 2003 to seven men who said fitzpatrick abused them during spring training in the 1970s. >>> a two-day sentencing hearing for ron blagojevich begins later this morning in chicago. former illinois governor was convicted last summer on 18 corruption related charges including trying to sell the president's former senat
a new accuser who is not included in criminal charges. lawsuit claims the jerry sandusky abused the boy more than 100 times and threatened his family to keep him quiet. >> initial results from egypt as first parliamentary election since the fall of president hosni mubarak. those results could be released as early as today. the lawmakers elected will be in charge of drafting a new constitution. >>> we could be witnessing the final hours of herman cain's roller coaster campaign. he says he will decide whether to continue his pursuit for the white house on friday. and he is conceding a georgia woman's claim she had an affair with him has shaken his organization. >> the day that this latest one hit, fund-raising went way down. i admit that. because a lot of people were in doubt. that's not unusual. but here's the good news. as the week has gone on, and this woman who has made these accusations is basically starting to -- herself, our fund-raising started to go back up. it is not up to the level where it was but a lot of people are saying you know what, they don't believe it. >> all right. h
police report against former football coach jerry sandusky. a university lawyer saying the school doesn't fall under pennsylvania's right to know law. the mother of one of sandusky's accusers alleged the then coach, that he shower pd and hugged her son. no charges were filed in that case. now sandusky is accused of more than 50 counts of sexually abusing young boys. >>> tropical storm washi devastates the philippines ill kg more than 650 people. hundreds more missing according to the philippine red cross. washi swept the southern part of the country flooding cities and destroys property over 100,000 people have been displaced. >>> as we continue to follow this breaking news of the death of kim jong-il, a rare look inside north korea. i traveled to pyongyang last october as the country started grooming a new dictator, the third son, kim jong un. an opportunity few western journalists have had. we're going to share it with you next. >>> also, tired of bringing in the new year with last year's christmas bills? if you are, thousand make thhow debt-free holiday. you're watching "american mor
in the penn state child sex abuse scandal. jerry sandusky's wife, dotty, expressed concerns about her husband's behavior long before a grand jury investigation was launched. that is according to family friend jeff buyers. buyers telling cnn contributor that dotty sandusky feared he had boundy issues that could lead to accusations against him. >>> a $30,000 reward for a missing toddler from maine about any information about ayla reynolds. she was last seen in her bed just days before christmas. they're confident the little girl was abducted. our deb feyerick reports. >> reporter: it's friday night, december 16ths. 20-month-old ayla reynolds is ready for bed, wearing her green polka dots pajamas with daddy's princess on the front. her father puts her to sleep. the last time he saw his daughter. the next morning, ayla was gone. vanished some time during the night. caring for baby ayla for weeks after her mother checked herself into a then-day rehab program. after completing rehab, reynolds filed court papers to regain custody of her daughter. the papers were filed the day before ayla was last se
with two patients and then no one could find the driver. >>> former penn state football coach jerry sandusky will not try for a plea deal. that's according to his attorney who tells cnn that rumors of a possible plea bargain are "completely unfounded." sandusky is charged with sexually abusing at least eight boys he meft through this youth charity called second mile. >>> a florida judge issued an emergency order for law enforcement to pick up country singer mindy mccready's 5-year-old son zaalexanderzande. he missed a court-ordered visit tags rights. not charged with a crime and mccready is currently pregnant with twins. >>> here's a story that got our attention. barely out a month. you can now say good-bye to coca-cola's new white can. now, here's the problem. the company is pulling them after customers started complaining because they said they look too much like the silver diet coke can. what is coca-cola doing? they're change the color. they'll roll out classic red holiday cans next week. >> yeah. people don't like it when you mess with something like a brand, like their coke. i
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